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Title: Family Violence: Improving Court Practice
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Project Director: M Hofford
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 87-SD-CX-K059;89-DD-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recommendations for improving court practices in family violence cases were adopted as official policy of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) at its July 1990 annual meeting.
Abstract: The NCJFCJ began its Family Violence Project in 1987 to implement and evaluate effective court procedures for handling domestic violence and families with multiple forms of abuse. Three jurisdictions have been involved in developing and documenting the improved procedures: Circuit Court of Oregon in Portland; Family Court of Delaware in Wilmington; and Trial Court of Massachusetts' District Court Department in Quincy. Project activities have included case screening and processing, victim assistance, training, case supervision, and data collection. The recommendations focus on policy, courts, and court-related agencies. Specific policy recommendations concern family violence as criminal conduct, adequate resources, omnibus legislation, data collection, family violence as a factor in legal decisions, and legal remedies available to victims. Court recommendations focus on judicial leadership and training, criminal courts, and civil courts. Recommendations involving court-related agencies encompass law enforcement, prosecutors, court administration, probation, victim advocates, child protective services, and treatment providers.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Family offenses; National Council of Juvenile Court Judges; Victim services
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